Karen Liebreich Receives MBE At Buckingham Palace

Honoured for services to the community in Chiswick

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Chiswick resident Dr. Karen Liebreich has received her MBE at Buckingham Palace accompanied by her husband and family.

Karen was included in the New Year Honours List 2013 for services to the community in Chiswick. She helped bring the Chiswick House Kitchen Garden back to life as a leading member of the Chiswick House Kitchen Garden Association and has since been involved in a number of community based horticultural projects in the area.

Karen Liebreich pictured outside Buckingham Palace

She was accompanied on her visit to Buckingham Palace by her husband Dr. Jeremy Levy. Their son Sam and daughter Hannah also returned from university to celebrate the event.

Karen received her MBE from Prince Charles who was particularly interested in her work helping to save the walled garden at Chiswick House and Gardens.

Later the family celebrated at the Athenaeum. Karen described the day as” huge fun, and very amusing” and commented; "I would like to thank everyone who helped with the nomination. And I would particularly like to thank everyone who worked in or helped out with the Kitchen Garden over the years - including all the kids. I hope it remains a beautiful and productive garden for the use of the community for many years to come."

A total of 1,223 people were recommended to The Queen for an award in 2013, of whom over 70% were nominated for outstanding work in their communities.

February 26, 2013